|EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH|
Henzie Darneille was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, April 16, 1824. He was a son of Henzie and Elizabeth (Congleton) Darneille, who were natives of Virginia and were of French and Irish descent. Henzie, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born July 8, 1789. He died in Kentucky, August 18, 1824. His wife Elizabeth was born December 4, 1790, and died in Adams county, Illinois, July 8, 1834.To them were born the following-named children:
Henzie, the subject of this sketch, and the only surviving member of this family, is now living at Bushnell, Illinois. He came with his mother and family from Kentucky to Adams county, Illinois, in February, 1832. His mother purchased a farm in Adams county, about one and a half miles west of Columbus. Here he lived with his mother and worked on the farm. After the death of his mother, he still remained on the farm for some time with his brother Fielding, they doing their own cooking and housekeeping. In 1841, he commenced to learn the blacksmith trade with James and John Mackey at Columbus, Illinois. Here he worked about one year, then went to Missouri, where he worked at his trade. In 1843, he returned to Adams county, Illinois, and continued to work at blacksmithing until 1844, when he went to Greenbush, Warren county, Illinois, and lived with his brother-in-law, Paton A. Vaughn, until he was married. He was married to Jane Willard, January 7, 1847. She was born August 31, 1826, and was a daughter of Alexander and Lucy (Lile) Willard. To them were born the following-named children:
Mr. Darneille has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for many years. His wife was also a member of the same church. She died September 27, 1905. In polities Mr. Darneille is a republican.